How to get to Fushimi Inari Shrine from Nijo Castle ?
You can go (1) by Kyoto City Subway + Keihan Railway or (2) by Walk + JR line.
The recommended way to Fushimi Inari Shrine from Nijo Castle is (1) by Kyoto City Subway + Keihan Railway, or (2) by Walk + JR line.
The map below is the overview of the routes, time and fare.
From Nijo Castle to Fushimi Inari Shrine, firstly please head for each station (Kyoto City Subway or JR line).
The locations of those stations are separated, and station names are also different.
(Kyoto City Subway : Nijojo-mae, JR line : Nijo)
Subway Nijojo-mae station is just beside the castle (2 minutes’ walk).
JR Nijo station is a little bit away from the castle (12 minutes’ walk).
The map below shows the way to each station from Nijo Castle.
By JR line, it is lower fare. But you need more walk.
By Subway & Keihan Railway, it is faster.
Both of them have pros and cons.
So, please choose your way referring to the examples of times and fares below.
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How long & how much does it take from Nijo Castle to Fushimi Inari Shrine after all ?
By Subway & Keihan Railway , it takes in total about 35 to 40 minutes including walking & transfer time. (¥440).
Subway trains are operated a lot, and Keihan trains are operated every 10 minutes.
Please transfer at subway Sanjo-Keihan station to Keihan Railway Sanjo station (2 miutes).
From the arrival Keihan Fushimi Inari station to the shrine, it takes about 5 minutes’ walk.
By JR line , it takes about 45 to 50 minutes including walking & Transfer time (¥200).
Firstly, you need 12 minutes’ walk to Nijo station.
Trains are operated almost every 15 minutes.
You need to change trains on the way at Kyoto Station (from Sagano line to Nara line)
So, it takes more time than you thought.
From the arrival JR Inari station, it takes about 2 minutes’ walk.
If you have any Japan Rail Pass, JR line is recommened.
The following sections are the details of each way.